tall oil

\ˈtäl-, ˈtȯl-\

Definition of tall oil 

: a resinous by-product from the manufacture of chemical wood pulp used especially in making soaps, coatings, and oils

First Known Use of tall oil

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tall oil

partial translation of German Tallöl, partial translation of Swedish tallolja, from tall pine + olja oil

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